As of July 2020 560 small businesses are either committed, utilized or actively working on the project.

With construction underway, and the transition of the California High-Speed Rail Authority from a planning to a project development organization, the economic benefit of these activities is substantially growing every year. Starting with just a few employees over a decade ago, the project now supports thousands of jobs across all functions—from planning and environmental clearance to engineering and construction. This investment has spurred economic benefits around California and across the country.

Investment in high-speed rail is supporting jobs, labor income and economic output across a number of California’s regions, including some of those hardest hit by the Great Recession.

Learn more about the over $7.2 billion invested in the nation’s first high-speed rail system over the past decade and more.

Investing in California’s Economy

About 96% of the investment between July 2006 and June 2020 led to economic activity taking place within the state of California, with spending going to firms and workers based in the state.

California Economic Impact

JULY 2006 – JUNE 2020

Total Economic Impact: 54,300 - 60,400 Job-years of employment, $3.9 Billion - $4.4 Billion Labor Income, $10.5 Billion - $11.4 Billion Economic Output

Regional Economic Impact

JULY 2006 – JUNE 2020

Southern California Economic Impacts: 6,800 Job-Years of Employment, $500,000,000 Labor income, $1,300,000,000 Economic Output

Investing in Our Nation

To date, $2.55 billion in funding has come from Federal Sources (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), infusing the state’s economy with federal dollars. To date, companies from 42 states and the District of Columbia have been involved in high-speed rail.

National Impact: Companies from 42 states involved in high-speed rail.
$7.2 billion invested: July 2006 > $7.2 Billion > June 2020 97% went to California firms and workers
Jobs supported from July 2016 through June 2020 54,300-60,400 Total Program

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